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Duty free allowed again!

Old 22nd Jan 2018, 21:05
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Duty free allowed again!

Just landed and asked customs guys in HQ and they confirmed that it is back to the old system: Booze and ciggies as before, no duty, no freaggin trip to T3. Of course no email from our esteemed leaders...again, not surprised at all, loss of face anyone?
Cheers to all ��
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Old 22nd Jan 2018, 21:48
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This could quite be the best news of year!!!
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Old 23rd Jan 2018, 03:40
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If it's the case then a huge thank you to everyone who wrote, complained, researched and took the time to not let this go. I will raise a glass to everyone!
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Old 23rd Jan 2018, 05:13
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Nice job everyone telling off these clowns. Still leaving. Canít get out of here fast enough.
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Old 23rd Jan 2018, 05:44
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Good News

Anybody done a trial run lately? Flew a week ago and they were still collecting bottles.
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Old 23rd Jan 2018, 06:27
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This will be considered as pay review complete. Guess it could be worse.
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Old 23rd Jan 2018, 07:24
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Can anyone confirm this?? Need to know asap!
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Old 23rd Jan 2018, 07:42
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Having asked the ladies behind the desks it is definitely back to normal.
Just waiting for the email from the Bouncy Castle claiming that they managed to change it after a hard fought battle and how wonderful they are
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Old 23rd Jan 2018, 07:48
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".... Ooohhh, the package is getting better!!"
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Old 23rd Jan 2018, 09:28
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Originally Posted by donpizmeov View Post
This will be considered as pay review complete. Guess it could be worse.
Spot on. Classic management tactic of take something away, make it look like it was all out of their control and theyíve fought with every fibre of their being to give it back to us. Make themselves look like heros to the great unwashed masses and weíll call that your pay rise. Regardless of potential bumper profits. Donít forget they still havenít set a profit share target, so effectively that is out of the window too.
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Old 23rd Jan 2018, 10:32
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Confirmed. Can't wait to see how management will spin this!
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Old 23rd Jan 2018, 11:14
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Cloud Bunny

Not necessarily. Several years ago, we received 2 weeks profit share despite NOT making target. That fact that the haven't set one for this financial year does not equate to no bonus, it just gives them even more flexibility than they'd normally have.

Meet me behind the bike sheds and I'll wager 100 dits we get 2 weeks!

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Old 23rd Jan 2018, 12:38
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Originally Posted by harry the cod View Post
Cloud Bunny

Not necessarily. Several years ago, we received 2 weeks profit share despite NOT making target. That fact that the haven't set one for this financial year does not equate to no bonus, it just gives them even more flexibility than they'd normally have.

Meet me behind the bike sheds and I'll wager 100 dits we get 2 weeks!

Harry
We all know you are not so good with numbers but this time Iím sure youíre right.
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Old 23rd Jan 2018, 12:49
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Emirates has put itself between a rock and a hard place.

It will, no doubt, state that it cannot afford either a pay rise or a profit share.

On the other hand, it cannot NOT afford a profit share AND a substantial pay rise if it wants to check the attrition rate and attract sufficient new joiners to service the status quo, let alone further expansion.

We hear all sorts of statements from employees regarding profit share and pay rise each and every year. This year, Emirates should take very serious note.
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Old 23rd Jan 2018, 16:02
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Back on topic, this thing about no duty on smokes and booze is temporary, only until they figure out a better way to collect the duties, so stock up on every trip!!
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Old 23rd Jan 2018, 18:15
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Originally Posted by GMC1500 View Post
Back on topic, this thing about no duty on smokes and booze is temporary, only until they figure out a better way to collect the duties, so stock up on every trip!!
My thoughts exactly!! They canít be trusted, thatís been proven over and over again. So brace for impact...
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Old 23rd Jan 2018, 18:49
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There will be neither a pay rise nor a "profit share" ever. Dont you people realize where this company is going towards? If I fly with people from certain countries who are happy to fly 95h every month with no expectations at all, shows me that ek has reached its goal. There are enough pilots who would even fly without salary if they join ek. I would be even surprised if they will be a 3% step in the salary. Ek will get any pilot at any time to make their aircraft flying - qualified/experienced or not! The queue is long and those who have imaginary expectations will be replaced by those who dont have. The exchange has started long time ago...
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Old 24th Jan 2018, 03:08
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Originally Posted by White Sausage View Post
My thoughts exactly!! They can’t be trusted, that’s been proven over and over again. So brace for impact...
White Sausage,

GMC1500 wasn't just speculating. Login to your Crew Pulse, it says right at the top. "Customs Restrictions Temporarily Lifted"
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Old 24th Jan 2018, 03:40
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I agree, don't expect anything for a long time. They are seeing just how low they can go without a mass exodus. The fact that a target hasn't even been set when we are looking at a massive profit tells me that there won't be anything.
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Old 24th Jan 2018, 04:55
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Originally Posted by Seaman Staynes View Post
Can someone ask if we can have the confiscated stuff back!
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Thank you. I needed some good laugh.
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